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Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost- Sunday 19 October 2014

Welcome : Early on in the Book of Exodus Moses asks for the name of God. In today’s passage at the end of the same Book we find Moses asking to ‘see’ God. In each case he is reminded that the holiness of God prevents anyone from really knowing or seeing God. For God to be God, truly God, there must always be something of mystery. Something similar may be happening in Jesus’s reply to the question about paying taxes (cf Matthew 22). The image of Caesar is on the coins used to pay the tax. But where do we find the image of God? Join me as we explore some of these ideas on Sunday morning.

Tonight we welcome Ron Nikkel, President Emeritus of Prison Fellowship International, as our preacher. Ron has a fascinating story to tell of the Gospel imperative to ‘visit those in prison.’ Following Evensong a retiring collection will be taken to support the work of Prison Fellowship.

The Synod of the Diocese is meeting this weekend. Thank you to our lay Cathedral representatives: Joe Thorpe, Baden Teague, Allan Perryman, Christine Beale and Kevin Stracy. The clergy team are of course Jenny Wilson, Lynn Arnold, Grant Moore and myself. A number of other people, closely associated with the Cathedral, are intimately involved in Synod, among them David Bleby and Keith Stephens. Thank you all.

Welcome to all who gather in this sacred space to worship God.

The Very Rev’d Frank Nelson

Faith in the Public Square

The Reverend Dr Lynn Arnold

Activities for 

October 2014

Monday 13th October 

Circulating Library, State Library of South Australia 1-2pm


  - This month’s topic “Surrogacy”, two speakers will be presenting alternative views on the subject which will be followed by questions and discussion.


Wednesday 15th October 

Meeting Room, Cathedral Office, 7-9pm


- This month we continue discussing Jayakumar Christian’s “God of the Empty-handed: Poverty, Power and the Kingdom of God”. 

We will be discussing chapters 10 and 11 this time. Copies of these chapters (and earlier ones) can be forwarded on request. Newcomers most welcome.


Wednesday 22nd October 

Cynthia Poulton Hall, 7-9pm


- On Poverty.  Shaun McGrath of St Lukes will be our Thought Provoker on this occasion. We will be confronting questions such as: “The poor will always be with you - REALLY?” and “Is the church no more than a Band-Aid 

merchant when it comes to poverty?” and many more.


Sunday 19th October - Evensong, 7pm

Special sermon:

The guest preacher will be Dr Ron Nikkel, International President 

Emeritus of Prison Fellowship International.

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